CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - Youel G. (Popeye) Wortham, age 78, of Murray, Ky., passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Wortham was born on July 13, 1934 in Paragould, Ark. To the late Thomas William and Christine Qulen Waits Wortham. He retired from General Motors, Briggs and Stratton, and Farming, he was also a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Faye Hayman, and one brother, Wilborne Wortham.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Nadine "Deanie" Wortham of Murray; they married on February 11, 1961 in Dearborn Heights, MI. Also three sons, Galen Edward Wortham of Chicago, IL., Gary Dean Wortham and wife Dawn, of Cadiz, KY., and Graig Allen Wortham and wife Terry, of Hopkinsville, Ky; one brother, Edward Wortham and wife Barbara, of Paragould, Ark.;
six grandchildren, Ryan Wortham, Tyler Wortham, Matthew Coulombe, Trinity Wortham, Kristian Wortham, and Audrey Wortham; as well as one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Bro. John Shepherd and Bro. Phillip Bazzell officiating. Burial will follow at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhom.com
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